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‘Akhanda’ becomes most-watched Telugu film on Disney+ Hotstar

The film is directed by Boyapati Srinu and features Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead.

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Mumbai: OTT streaming service Disney+ Hotstar stated that the film "Akhanda" has garnered the highest viewership and watch time on the platform for a Telugu language title.

“We are overwhelmed by the response for ‘Akhanda,’ which after a strong theatrical performance has proven to be a record-breaker on Disney+ Hotstar too,” said Disney+ Hotstar head content and Disney Star India head HSM entertainment network Gaurav Banerjee. “Audiences have tuned in to watch the movie on launch day in record numbers and viewers' anticipation and response to the Streaming premiere is unprecedented.”

Directed by Boyapati Srinu, the film features an ensemble cast with actors Nandamuri Balakrishna, Jagapathi Babu, Srikanth, Pragya Jaiswal, Shamna Kasim, Viji Chandrasekha and Subbaraju. "I am thankful to my audience who always stood by me, each time I have tried something new,” said actor Nandamuri Balakrishna. “I have the blessings of Lord Shiva and after such an overwhelming response in the Box office celebrating 50 days, we also did a record-breaking opening on Disney+ Hotstar. I am enjoying this period and happy that many more movie lovers got to watch the movie from anywhere through this."

The film’s music, which has received accolades for the background score and songs, is provided by SS Taman. The film has also been praised for its top-notch production quality.

“This is my hattrick blockbuster with Natasimham Balakrishna and I am thankful to all my viewers for their appreciation,” said director Boyapati Srinu. “After 50 days of celebration, getting the biggest opening in Disney+ Hotstar is so impressive. Many who couldn't watch in theatre due to Covid can now watch in Disney+ Hotstar and enjoy an epic extravagance."

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